New Year, New Home!

So it's coming up to new year and once Christmas is over people start thinking of moving house. But wait, do you really need to move home? Many people decide that they need to move after finding a bedroom shortage. Or maybe even the kitchen isn’t serving their needs any more. These are just a couple of the many reasons people move house every year. What they don’t seem to understand is that you can remodel your current home. You can add a bedroom or extend a kitchen or knock your living room throughout to your lounge. Not only will this add space to your home it will ...

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Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my customers and work friends a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year!! Its been another tough year work wise but things are really picking up in the building trade and we are looking forwards to a better year in 2014! Thanks again for your custom! Lee

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How To Hang A Door

How to hang a door
  Hanging a door can be the hardest thing and also the easiest thing to do around the home. At some point during your life you will come across this little DIY job. A door might break off its hinges, or just become so old it doesn't serve its purpose any more. So you will have to go to the local DIY store and find a door to match. Remember too that a door isn't all you will need. Wood shims, a plane, saws, screwdrivers and a spirit level. This is why we highly recommend getting a competent builder involved and have them do it. If you are hanging a door from scratch ...

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How to check your roof for storm damage

Checking your roof for storm damge
  A recent storm and very high winds has recently battered large parts of the UK and is likely to lead to an increase in insurance claims from home-owners. Insurance companies are saying that they should be able to deal with all the calls fairly easily as they are used to "bad weather events".  In the event of any storm damage you should contact your insurer as soon as possible. Most insurance companies have a 24 hour emergency helpline. It is very important that any storm damage to your roof or house be inspected as soon as possible and fix any damage before any ...

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The Process Of Installing A New Roof

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There are many things to consider when deciding if you need a new roof but one of the main things to consider is that a new roof will add a lot of value to your home if you decide to sell. Not only will it make your house look more attractive it will more importantly shield you from all types of weather while you are living in it. It is a hard decision to make as many people do not like to spend money on things they don’t necessarily see when they are in their home. Most people will only notice their roof when it is leaking. (more…)

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Things To Consider When Deciding If You Need A New Roof

How often do you actually look at your roof? Most of you you run in and out of the house off to work and back again, taking and bringing home the kids, and glance up at your roof when the weather looks dodgy or have seen some sort of rare bird on your chimney! Taking the time to inspect your roof and keep it in good working order is one of the most important jobs for the home owner. Making your roof watertight by fixing leaks before they happen will keep your roof in good condition and keep the inside of your home, and you dry! (more…)

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How To Save Money By Insulating Your Loft

Your loft is probably the last place you think of when it comes to saving money on your heating bills. After all you hardly see it. So why worry about it? Well it's simple. Hot air rises and you are heating your house day and night during the winter. (more…)

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Get Prepared: Cost Effective Insulation Tips For The Winter

It’s that time of year again; the time where we all have to get up 20 minutes earlier and stock up on de icer. That’s right; it’s winter. In the freezing cold temperatures that winter can force upon us, it’s vital that we insulate our houses properly. But don’t worry - insulating your home doesn’t have to cost you a fortune! Here are some cost effective insulation tips for the winter: (more…)

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Help! My Roof Is Leaking!

A lot of the time roof leaks are caused by common problems such as a missing or broken tile, split lead flashings or bad workmanship. There are times when roof leaks only occur in very heavy rain or when its blowing in a certain direction. One of the reasons why I love my job so much is because it sometimes involves a little detective work and the cause is not always what you think it would be... (more…)

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Finding A Reputable Local Tradesman

Derbyshire Trusted Trader Scheme
By discovering a good builder or roofer you can build a lifelong relationship with someone you can trust to work on your home, likewise if you encounter a bad one you will be retelling the trauma to anyone who mentions their own building project for years to come. Unless you already have recommended trades people working for you there may be a few reasons why you may need to search for a recommended builder. (more…)

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